New York nurses decry lack of COVID equipment

first_imgMembers of the medical staff listen as Montefiore Medical Center nurses call for N95 masks and other ‘critical’ PPE to handle the coronavirus pandemic on April 1, 2020 in New York. AFP The protest, rare in the age of socialdistancing, was over a lack of masks, gowns, and other protective equipment forhealth workers treating coronavirus patients in the epicenter of America’sdeadly pandemic. NEW YORK – “Soldiers don’t go to warwithout guns, why should nurses come to work without protective equipment?” askedLeyrose McIntyre, one of around 30 nurses demonstrating outside a New Yorkhospital on Thursday.center_img New York has recorded almost 100,000confirmed cases – including some 2,300 deaths – and the nurses say a shortageof equipment is putting their lives at risk. (AFP)last_img

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